Instructions DIY Heat Kit

You can download instructions here.

 

Use iron with caution:
o Iron will melt Velcro.
o Iron will melt decals on sweatshirt.
o DO NOT iron heat pads.
Using a thick towel between Velcro, sweatshirt and iron, will reduce the risk of melting. However, do not leave iron on sweatshirt or Velcro for more than 1 minute even with the towel.
Heat iron to high.
Remove Velcro from heat pads. Do NOT iron heat pads.
Working on half of sweatshirt at a time. Lay sweatshirt flat on hard surface exposing inside of sweatshirt to work on front to back half. Place pattern on inside of sweatshirt. Align edge marked “Zipper” along the zipper seam of sweatshirt. Align edge marked “Waistband” along the waistband seam of sweatshirt. Place 6” Velcro with soft side facing out into cut out places marked “Velcro”. Remove pattern ensuring Velcro stays in place. Cover with towel. Press each Velcro with iron for 1 minute through towel until glued to sweatshirt being careful to not melt Velcro. Let cool to ensure adherence. Repeat on other side of sweatshirt using same pattern face down. If using a small or medium sweatshirt, the pattern will overlap slightly. Velcro has been sewn to the outside of heat pad to allocate for this (Do Not iron heat pad).
Find and mark center back of sweatshirt. Lay sweatshirt flat on hard surface exposing inside back of sweatshirt. Place “BACK” pattern on inside back of sweatshirt. Align edge marked “Waistband” along the waistband seam of sweatshirt. Align “Center” markings with center of sweatshirt. Place 10” Velcro with soft side facing out into cut out place marked “Velcro”. Remove pattern ensuring Velcro stays in place. Cover with towel. Press Velcro with iron through towel until glued to sweatshirt being careful to not melt Velcro. Let cool to ensure adherence.
Turn sleeves inside out. Lay sleeve flat on hard surface so that the seam is in the center bottom of sleeve. Place
“ARM” pattern aligning edge marked “Wristband” along the wristband seam of sweatshirt. Center the
remaining portion of pattern up the arm. Place 3” Velcro with soft side facing out into cut out places marked
“Velcro”. Remove pattern ensuring Velcro stays in place. Cover with towel. Press Velcro with iron through
towel until glued to sweatshirt being careful to not melt Velcro. Let cool to ensure adherence. Repeat on other
sleeve using the same pattern.
Let sweatshirt rest for 24 hours to ensure adherence of Velcro.
Attach arm heat pads to sleeve of sweatshirt. The connectors with the short wire goes towards wristband (and
plugs into heated glove inserts, if purchased). Long wire goes towards armpit. Turn sleeves right side out.
Attach front heat pads starting at zipper. The sewn connectors go towards the zipper the wire connectors are in
the back.
Attach the back heat pad to the back Velcro.
Plug the connectors from the front heat pads to the connectors of the back heat pad. Connect the Y-connector to
the sewn connector on left side of sweatshirt. Plug connector from left arm into the Y-connector. Plug connector
from right arm into sewn connector on right side of sweatshirt.
Plug switch into Y-connector. Velcro switch between heat pad and sweatshirt so it hangs below bottom of
sweatshirt.
Any wires can be tucked between heat pads and sweatshirt securing in place with Velcro.
Heated Sweatshirt INSTRUCTIONS
Put on, plug in and RideWarm™, using battery tender harness.
Note:
To be used with 12V DC system only.
Not following installation instructions can cause damage to product or operator.
Always plug-in, unplug, or adjust your Heated Riding Gear while at a complete stop. NEVER while
riding.
RIDEWARM™ will accept no liability for the consequences for failure to follow instructions.
Warning
When installing any electrical accessory, be certain not to exceed the amperage rating of the fuse or circuit breaker
protecting the affected circuit being modified. Exceeding the maximum amperage can lead to electrical failures, which
could result in death or serious injury.
Warning
It is possible to overload your vehicle’s charging system by adding too many electrical accessories. If the combined
electrical accessories operating at any one time consume more electrical current than the vehicle’s charging system can
produce, the electrical consumption can discharge the battery and cause damage to the vehicle’s electrical system. See an
authorized dealer for advice about the amount of current consumed by additional electrical accessories or for necessary
wiring changes.
Package Contents
RideWarm™ Removable Heated Kit
1 Back Heat Pad
2 Arm Heat Pads
2 Front to Back Heat Pads
RideWarm™ Adjustable Controller Patterns
SAE/female adapter Y (4) plug (one
for power, other for accessory, two
for passenger)
Y-connector 2 zip ties
Instructions also available on website
Also available:
Heated Glove Inserts
Heated Face Mask
12V Battery Pack with belt loop
WIRING INSTALLATION
If a battery charger harness HAS already been installed, re-route the charger connector to place it close to the left side of the seat.
If a battery charger harness HAS NOT already been installed, buy one (any auto parts or motorcycle shop).
Install the battery charger harness per the instructions in that kit with the following exceptions:
Route the charger harness connector toward the left side of the seat.
Replace the factory fuse on battery charger harness with 20 Amp fuse provided in package.
Connect the SAE/female Y adapter plug to the battery tender harness.
Secure the SAE/female Y adapter plug to the vehicle frame or any secure bracket near the seat.
To Use
1. The Heated Sweatshirt works best when worn under a wind proof jacket such as your leather coat.
2. Start vehicle.
3. Leave in neutral with kick stand down.
4. Connect Switch power wire into SAE/female Y adapter plug (only 1 connector).
5. The switch will flash blue when initially powered.
6. Ensure Kit power wire is plugged into Switch power out.
7. Press and hold the switch for 3 seconds or until the switch lights up to red.
8. Release the switch.
9. The switch light will go through a sequence of red, blue, green then back to red.
Red – high temperature
Blue – medium temperature
Green – low temperature
10. The switch is designed to automatically change from high to medium power after 5 minutes.
11. To override this: When switch has returned to red, press the switch again to your desired temperature, the switch will now stay on the desired temperature until it is turned off or changed by you.
12. To turn power off: press and hold the switch for 3 seconds or until the switch light goes off.
13. When you arrive to your destination, disconnect power wire from SAE/female adapter plug.
Note
Battery tender harness is not switched.
It will remain “ON” even with ignition key switch in “OFF” position.
DO NOT leave items connected to the battery tender harness.
Note
Always plug-in, unplug, or adjust your RideWarm™ Heated Kit while at a complete stop. NEVER while riding.
To Wash
Heated Kit is removable. Remove Heated Kit from sweatshirt at Velcro. Wash Sweatshirt as you normally would. Heat Pads can be hand washed only with a damp sponge. Air dry. When Heat Pads are completely dry install into sweatshirt at Velcro.